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Dr Professor Neal Portenza Interactive Goat Hour (Dr Professor Neal Portenza / PBH Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

If verbal and physical assault are your idea of a fun way to spend an hour, Dr Professor Neal Portenza may be the man for you. Beginning with an awkward and protracted section featuring a collapsing microphone stand, the seat-squirming set went from the absurd to the plain stupid. If audience members were under any illusion about the regard Portenza held for them, being pelted with foam balls and threatened with a mallet ought to have made things clear. The gap between absurdist seat-of-the-pants humour and intimidation was definitely crossed; and though some general amusement was provoked, it’s clear that many laughs were a result of nerves rather than any genuine enjoyment.

The Dram House Upstairs, until 24 Aug, 8.00pm.
tw rating 1/5 [Christie Rolley]